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South Riding (1938)
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85 min | Drama, Romance

"Winifred Holtby realised that Local Government is not a dry affair of meetings and memoranda:- but 'the front-line defence thrown up by humanity against its common enemies of sickness, poverty and ignorance.' She built her story around ...See more"Winifred Holtby realised that Local Government is not a dry affair of meetings and memoranda:- but 'the front-line defence thrown up by humanity against its common enemies of sickness, poverty and ignorance.' She built her story around six people working for a typical County Council:- Beneath the lives of the public servants runs the thread of their personal drama. Our story tells how a public life affects the private life; and how a man's personal sufferings make him what he is in public. " Corruption, intrigue and romance in a Yorkshire setting. A country squire whose wife is in a mental hospital becomes attracted to a crusading local schoolmistress. Written by Michael Crew See less
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Writers
Winifred Holtby (novel) | Ian Dalrymple (screenplay) | Donald Bull (screenplay)
Cinematographer
Harry Stradling Sr. (photography by) (as Harry Stradling)
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Updated Jan 4, 1938

Release date
Aug 1, 1938 (United States)
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26 cast members
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Edna Best
Sarah Burton Sarah Burton   See fewer
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Ralph Richardson
Robert Carne Robert Carne   See fewer
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Edmund Gwenn
Alfred Huggins Alfred Huggins   See fewer
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Ann Todd
Madge Carne Madge Carne   See fewer
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Marie Lohr
Mrs. Beddows Mrs. Beddows   See fewer
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Milton Rosmer
Alderman Snaith Alderman Snaith   See fewer
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John Clements
Joe Astell Joe Astell   See fewer
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Edward Lexy
Mr. Holly Mr. Holly   See fewer
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Joan Ellum
Lydia Holly Lydia Holly   See fewer
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Glynis Johns
Midge Carne Midge Carne   See fewer
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Josephine Wilson
Mrs. Holly Mrs. Holly   See fewer
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Herbert Lomas
Castle Castle   See fewer
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Peggy Novak
Bessie Warbuckle Bessie Warbuckle   See fewer
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Lewis Casson
Lord Sedgmire Lord Sedgmire   See fewer
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Felix Aylmer
Chairman of Council Chairman of Council   See fewer
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Jean Cadell
Miss Dry Miss Dry   See fewer
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Skelton Knaggs
Reg. Aythorne Reg. Aythorne   See fewer
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Laura Smithson
Mrs. Brimsley Mrs. Brimsley   See fewer
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Florence Gregson
Mrs. Molton Mrs. Molton   See fewer
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Beckett Bould
Foreman on Road Building Site (uncredited) Foreman on Road Building Site (uncredited)   See fewer
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Madge Brindley
A Psalm Singer (uncredited) A Psalm Singer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Davina Craig
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Arthur Hambling
Village Doctor (uncredited) Village Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Philip Ray
Doctor (uncredited) Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Truman
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6.8 / 10 | 165 votes